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Robert Kirshner (Moore Foundation) "Doing WFIRST Science Now: Supernovae in the Infrared"
November 17, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Abstract.- An infrared-capable 2.4m telescope is presently in orbit: the Hubble Space Telescope. This makes it possible to do rest-frame infrared observations of Type Ia supernovae. In the infrared, SN Ia are more nearly standard candles and there is less obscuration by dust. I will give a status report on RAISIN2, an HST program that tiptoes into the realm of WFIRST science today.